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Social Welfare
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The nonprofit Olneyville Housing Corp. has purchased 14 residential properties over the past year in the area of Amherst and Chaffee streets, and will renovate the buildings to create more affordable housing. more
Capital Good Fund CEO discusses the group’s holistic approach to fighting poverty. more
In the first half of 2014, the Rhode Island Foundation awarded more than 320 grants totaling more than $15.6 million to programs that serve Rhode Island. more
“You can either offer work, you can offer wisdom, or you can offer wealth,” said Oliver Bennett, senior vice president at Bank of America Corp. While it could be assumed that Bennett was talking about his industry, of which he’s been a part for nearly three decades, the advice actually hits a little closer to home – both for Bennett, who heard it from his father-in-law, Ron Boss, former chairman and CEO of A.T. Cross Co., and for the many community members Bennett affects through his charitable work. more
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse has begun accepting applications for its next incubator and accelerator sessions for early stage social enterprise entrepreneurs looking to combine a traditional business with the public problem-solving goals of a charitable or social-service organization. more
New executive director at Providence Public Library discusses his plans and objectives for the organization. more
Two years ago, Kevin Gallagher volunteered to become a board member for the Center for Mediation and Collaboration Rhode Island, a nonprofit that had previously not been on the Providence attorney’s radar. more
Rhode Island saw 1,468 foreclosures for single-family and multifamily homes in 2013, a 10.2 percent decline from 1,634 foreclosures the previous year, affordable homes coalition HousingWorks RI reported Friday. Overall, 22 Rhode Island cities and towns saw foreclosures decline last year, while 12 municipalities and Providence’s East Side saw foreclosures increase and five saw no change. more
Packaging 2.0 President Michael Brown was running a social enterprise before he even identified with the term – generally, a nonprofit or for-profit venture with dual goals of being successful in business and generating positive social impact. more
New research in the Brown University TRI-Lab is showing that families who need help with early-childhood development don’t use available services as much as they might. more
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